Saint-Malo has 2 marinas. The marinas are very different, with one just outside of the Saint-Malo walls and the other, at St Servan.
The large marina at Les Bas-Sablons is at Saint Servan. In theory an excellent marina with very good access (sill is approx 2m), convenient with good facilities.
St Servan is a lovely town and well worth exploring in its own right. Although a Saint-Malo marina, it is a long walk from Saint-Malo (approx 20 mins). St Servan marina is easy to access at most states of tide, either before going into St Malo or up the Rance or even whilst travelling from say Granville and around the Brittany coast.
The Visitors moorings are on the 1st and 2nd pontoon as you come in.
Pontoon A has visitor spaces at the middle and end. Pontoon B has visitor spaces at the end. The visitors fingers have a red background to the numbers.
There can be a bad wave surge at the end of the pontoon – even in calm weather. The noise from the ferry can be a pain depending on the time of docking and loading.
It would be better if the visitors moorings were close to the land, away from the noise and any surge.
St Malo lock and lots of other information, wind speed, Vauban lock, Rance lock
Phone number for a recorded message in English of the Barrage Lock times and the time and Height of water in the Rance
Tel: 02 99 81 71 34
VHF channel 9
Guide du Port
L’Atre, tel: 2 99 81 68 39. A popular small restaurant alongside the Tour Solidor. Ate there twice it was so good. No problems with the service. Admittedly not the cheapest at approx. Euros 45/50 per head. (Phil 2011)
Le Spinnaker Restaurant www.saint-malo.maville.com/sor……
Very french menu, not cheap but excellent food. Good hotel and restaurant according to Dave K
Hotel la Rance www.larancehotel.com/
Yacht Club de Dinard
On the food + sailing topic, the restaurant of the Yacht Club de Dinard has now reopened.
Knowing the chef, the lunch menu will be competitive and the food very correct. Dinner 35/40 € but on long days May June you can enjoy the sea view and the club atmosphere. Not so many tables so reservation preferably. Denis
Tuesday in Saint Servan
Rance tides – www.windfinder.com/tide/dinan_…
Weather – translate.google.com/translate……
Saint-Malo weather forecast from xc weather – www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/s…
Dinard Web Cam pv.viewsurf.com/?id=45